We’re still waiting on ‘smart’ bands for our Apple Watch

We’re still waiting on ‘smart’ bands for our Apple Watch

A smarter watch band will play a crucial role in Apple Watch's future as a personal technology device as they begin to incorporate technology and gain additional importance for wearable computing, Neil Cybart of Above Avalon — which is focused on analyzing Apple from a Wall Street and Silicon Valley perspective — said three years ago. We haven’t seen any yet, but I do think they’re coming.

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Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — and perhaps Macs — may sport more tactile feedback. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190138102) for a “device, method, and graphical user interface for providing tactile feedback for operations performed in a user interface.”

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Too little, too late? Intel finally ready to ship its ‘Ice Lake’ processors

Too little, too late? Intel finally ready to ship its ‘Ice Lake’ processors

It’s probably too little, too late for the company in the long run, but Intel has told its investors that it’s ready to ship 10-nanometer “Ice Lake” mobile CPUs next month, after three years of delays for the company’s 10nm fabrication. 

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News round-up: Apple Watch returned in working order after being lost at sea (and more)

News round-up: Apple Watch returned in working order after being lost at sea (and more)

We knew the Apple Watch was tough, but this is still impressive. According to KTLA 5, a body surfer in Huntingdon Beach, California, lost his Apple Watch when he was hit by a huge wave. A man found it three miles north of where it went lost at sea and returned it six months later. It still works, although the salt water left a little haze on the screen..

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Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)

Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)

9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the article adds, which would be good news for, among others, those interested in scripting on macOS.

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